The greatest investment a society can make is in the well-being of its children. Unfortunately, families living in low-income communities face many obstacles to accessing the best opportunities for their kids. Due to systemic and structural inequalities our neighbors are often locked out because of their race, class, gender or zip code.
Invest in the Possible
We believe that all children share a future full of endless possibilities. Driven by data and innovation, our experts support the continuum of care that includes parents, child care providers, community partners and policymakers. By giving parents a voice and meeting their unique needs, they are empowered to work or further their education, knowing their children are safe and cared for. We create opportunities to explore the joys of parenthood and lean on a supportive community during difficult times.
Our commitment to equity is defined by addressing the barriers that children, parents, and childcare providers face resulting from systemic and structural inequality. Equity is inherent in our approach of meeting families where they are and how we partner with those who care for the success of all children. Equity is both a noun for a better future and a verb of ongoing action. Through our multi-pronged approach, and in partnership with passionate members of our community, we can collectively build the pathway for all children to reach a bright future.
Vision for an Inclusive Los Angeles
Every single day our team of experts are fighting for the future. We know that children will thrive when their parents and child care providers are supported by community organizations and family-forward public policy.
Here is a snapshot by the numbers of who makes up our community and how we are investing to make sure children succeed.
We serve the neediest families in our community. Families enrolled in our program have a median annual household income below $22,000.
Over the course of the last fiscal year our experts gave child care providers more than 1,045 hours of training and one-on-one coaching. This investment supports providers in their quest to offer the best outcomes for the children in their care.
More than 80% of the families we serve are single-parent households, predominantly single mothers.
In the last fiscal year we enrolled 3,811 children into subsidized child care programs.
Each month our child development experts lead an average of 10 professional development seminars for child care providers.
93% of the family child care homes we support are women and minority-owned small businesses, generating more than $21,000,000 of annual revenue into the local economy.
Through our Family Engagement Program 804 parents and children were able to access wrap-around supportive services in the form of parent education, play and learn groups, and fun family activities.
Our community is among the most racially and ethnically diverse in Los Angeles county, and the families in our programs speak more than 10 languages including Armenian, Cantonese, English, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Thai and Vietnamese.
It Takes A Village
Every act of generosity has the power to uplift a community. We need impassioned supporters who share in our vision and will fight to see it become reality through advocacy, volunteerism, and financial contributions. Check out our annual report to learn more about how we are fortifying pathways to equity.
Now is the time to stand up for families! Join us and donate today to transform our city.
Thanks to the help and support I have received from your team, I have become more open minded and learned more about myself and my children in the parenting classes. I also received mental and emotional support through your Family Engagement program. My kids and I have created connections with the staff, and they are always eager to go back.